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Samuel Willard (1690 - 1752)

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Samuel Willard
Born in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
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"Samuel Willard ye Son of Henry & Dorcas Willard was born May the 31: 1690."[1]

"Samuel Willard & Elisabeth Phelps was married August ye: 19: 1717", in Lancaster.[1]

"He served in the Lancaster House of Representatives in May & Nov 1727, 1740, 1742, 1743,1749. He was a selectman 1736, 42, 43, 49; a moderator 1740, 43, 46, 48, 49. He was Justice of the Peace1732 & 1744, and a Judge of the Worcester County Court of Common Pleas in 1743-52. He was a militia captain in 1727 and a colonel in 1735. He was a farmer, speculator and owned extensive lands. [2]

"Collo. Samll. Willard Departed this Life Nov. ye 20th. 1752," in Lancaster[1]. His tombstone reads, "Here Lies Buried The Body of the Honourable Coll. SAMUEL WILLARD, Esq. Who Departed This Life Novembr. 20th Anno Domini 1752 In the 63d year of His Age. "[1]

Children recorded in Lancaster Vital Records: Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts,[1]

  1. "Samuel Willard the Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born November ye: 12: 1718,"
  2. "Abijah Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born July ye. 8: 1720"
  3. "Naham Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born May ye: 28: 1722"
  4. "Abijah Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born July ye: 27: 1724."
  5. "Levi Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born April ye: 19: 1727"
  6. "Joshua Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born January ye: 24: 1729"
  7. "Abel Willard ye Son of Samll. & Elisabeth Willard was born January ye: 12: 1731-2."


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Volume: Lancaster, Page(s): 49, 159, 404
  2. Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. by Northeastern University Press , Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691–1780 A Biographical Dictionary, 1997.)

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